The Romanian cybersecurity law is declared unconstitutional

With majority of votes, the Romanian Constitutional Court decided that the cybersecurity law is unconstitutional. This represents the 4th attempt to pass laws violating human rights under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI) together with 14 other NGOs filed an amicus curiae to support the unconstitutionality claims (in Romanian). In its press release (in Romanian), the Constitutional Court mentioned not only the articles which were brought into attention by the civil society groups, but also showed that putting the National Security Agency (SRI) in charge of cybersecurity is also unconstitutional.

Background information about the cybersecurity law is available here.

Country: Romania

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: cybersecurity law, SRI, Romanian Constitutional Court (CCR), human rights, privacy, unconstitutional

Posted on Wednesday 21 January 2015

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